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This Month’s Focus: Outsourcing

Developing pediatric dosage forms

This article presents the challenges associated with developing pediatric solid oral dosage forms (SODFs), discusses some alternatives, and describes efforts to develop more patient-centric pediatric drug products.

Call in the experts: The benefits of outsourcing product testing and analysis

In this article, experts explain why contract testing is a logical choice for many pharmaceutical manufacturers and discuss common formulation and process issues, as well as what to look for when choosing a company to perform contract testing services.

Back Page: Deconstructing silos with an integrated outsourcing model

This article discusses the benefits of integrating contract research and development activities.

General Features

Planning for successful technology transfer

Technology transfer is very common in pharmaceutical manufacturing but is often taken for granted, which can lead to production problems and increased costs. This article describes the documentation steps required for performing a successful solid oral dosage technology transfer.

Factors to consider when purchasing a wash-in-place or clean-in-place tablet deduster

This article describes the types of tablet dedusters available, explains what you should consider when selecting deduster for your tableting process, and compares the benefits of wash-in-place and clean-in-place dedusters.

Eye on excipients: Tableting performance using lactose-based excipients

This edition of the column describes a study conducted to measure the tableting performance of vitamin B2 and C minitablets using lactose-based excipients.

Show Preview: CPhI North America

CPhI North America, a pharmaceutical trade show, has moved from Philadelphia, PA, to Chicago, IL, and will take place April 30-May 2. According to show organizers, Chicago is an ideal location for the expo and conference, because the Midwest boasts a growing life sciences sector, houses several major pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and employs more than 300,000 professionals in the bioscience industry.

Show Preview: Pharmintech

Pharmintech—an international expo and conference for the pharmaceutical, biotech, nutraceutical, and cosmeceutical industries—will take place April 10-12 in Bologna, Italy. Organizers expect the number of attendees at the show to increase by 35 percent compared to 2016, the last time the show was held.

Show Preview: Excipient World

Excipient World, formerly known as ExcipientFest, now an IPEC-Americas event, offers participants excipient education and provides a marketplace to source excipient solutions from local manufacturers and global suppliers. Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the event has hosted more than 10,000 participants, and IPEC-Americas hopes to grow attendance by expanding the conference’s focus beyond the North American market.

April Content

How film-coating technology is addressing modern pharmaceutical industry trends

Improving cost efficiency and flexibility in tablet coating processes

Recent in vitro release testing activities

Issue Focuses

January: Capsule Filling

March: Outsourcing

April: Coating

May: Packaging

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tableting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

Contact the editor:
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2019
Focus
Special Sections
January*
Capsule Filling
Granulation & Drying
March
Outsourcing: Formulation, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Lab Services
1. Counters/Bottle Fillers
2. Dedusters
April*
Coating
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tableting
May
Packaging
1. Particle Size: Reduction,     Separation, & Analysis
2. Powder Transfer &     Containment
June
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July*
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
September
Tableting
Liquid Capsule Filling
October*
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule      Identification
November
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

Buyers Guide
Tables and Capsules Source Book